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IB92C - Corporate Finance

  • Module code: IB92C
  • Module name: Corporate Finance
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to provide students with an introduction to the principles of Corporate Finance and to illustrate how the basic tools and techniques of Modern Finance Theory can be applied to analyse and improve the investment and financing decisions of the firm. Understanding finance is important for managers and the module is therefore integral to the MSc in Management.

Principal learning outcomes

"Subject Knowledge and understanding: Have a thorough knowledge of mainstream theories, models, and concepts related to Corporate Finance and the ability to implement them in order to solve financial problems. Key Skills: Discuss the key issues involved in capital budgeting decisions in the presence of taxes, inflation etc.; Describe models of capital structure and payout policy in the presence of market imperfections (e.g. taxes). Cognitive Skills: Critically evaluate different techniques for appraising capital projects; Identify the optimum combination of debt and equity securities in a firm’s capital structure. Subject-Specific / Professional Skills: Evaluate investment opportunities using the Net Present Value method; Use discounted cash flow techniques to value bonds and equities; Develop skills in using Excel for financial calculations."

Timetabled teaching activities

"Total contact hours: 27 Hours; Lectures per week: 1 x 2 hours; Seminars per week: 1 x 1 hour Module duration (weeks, if applicable): 9 weeks. Other: Syndicate Group Work: 25 hours Reading and class preparation time: 30 hours; Private Study: 30 hours; Exam preparation: 40 hours. "

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: IB92C-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Group Case Analysis 20%
  2 hour examination (April) 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Postgraduate International Business (N120) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Business (Organisation Science) (N1B2) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Business (Consulting) (N1B4) - Year 2